Markeea D. Benjamin, 41 years of age, from Rockford, IL has been arrested by the Wisconsin State
Patrol Eau Claire Post for operating a motor vehicle under the influence, 1st offense, with two
children in the vehicle under the age of 16.
A Wisconsin State Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle for a speed violation on Interstate 94
westbound at milepost 122, south of Black River Falls. The Trooper observed that the driver,
Markeea Benjamin, showed signs of impairment. A subsequent investigation, including standardized
field sobriety testing, showed that Ms. Benjamin was operating a motor vehicle while under the
influence of a controlled substance. She was subsequently arrested and charged with operating
under the influence of a restricted controlled substance-1st offense with having passengers under
16 years old and possession of drug paraphernalia. The two minor passengers were left in the care
of a family member. Ms. Benjamin was transported to a local hospital for an evidentiary chemical
test of her blood, then released to a responsible party.

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